ESCP is striving to be the leading coloproctology society in the world by building global research networks and cross-continent educational collaborations.

Sharing research and experiences, and learning from each other, is key to the growth of our field of surgery, enabling us to answer questions faster and ensure findings are generalizable.

ESCP’s membership extends around the world and we have strong links with colorectal societies in Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, across Central and South America, and, of course, across Europe. Each year our conference becomes ever more international.

Over the coming years ESCP plans to extend its global reach and to build on its ongoing work and partnerships - some of which are highlighted below. The society has established a Global Reach Committee to take this work forward. Keep up-to-date on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn by following and engaging with the hashtag #ESCPGlobalReach.

ESCP has led in developing international research networks for over a decade. Studies in bowel anastomosis recruited over 20,000 patients from nearly 50 countries. Most recently the EAGLE study involved 370 hospitals and nearly 3,000 surgeons from 75 countries. The East of Damascus study is also completing follow up in 2023. If you want to be involved in the research projects, join our webinars, explore the links below. A worldwide study of abdominal wound closure will be launched in 2023 - why don’t you join us? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Global Reach networked world


Following successful masterclasses around Europe, ESCP is planning similar events with partners Beyond Europe.

Past Global Reach webinars

International research

Cohort studies and audits

ESCP is extending the reach of its own and partnered research projects with:

International trials map

This interactive map, hosted on our website, features medical and surgical trials from across the world. It is aimed at encouraging participation in and the sharing of trials relating to coloproctology.

Educational collaborations

CREST® online education portal

CREST trademark logoThe American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and ESCP have joined together to develop and share their educational resources on CREST®, ASCRS' online education portal. Together we aim is to develop a globally-accessible and leading colorectal educational platform. ESCP members have access to CREST®.

Visiting and travelling fellowships

ESCP welcomes visiting fellows from Japan Society of Coloproctology (JSCP), Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP) and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) to its conference each year.

We are honoured that JSCP and KSCP offer reciprocal fellowships to our members:

South-East Asian societies

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    Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Thailand
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    Society of Colorectal Surgeons Singapore
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    The Japan Society of Coloproctology
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    Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Taiwan
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    Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons
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    Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology
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    Korean Society of Coloproctology
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    Chinese Society of Colorectal Surgery